in an instant

he reached out a hand
stopped an instant
right in its tracks

turned it over
turned it round

peered closely

saw strength

he saw love
he saw sadness

joy and tears

he saw the future now
he saw
the now just past

an instant
of all he was

he was
he might be

gone

released

an instant

~

Poem #490 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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